There was an earlier thread that said what is the worst aquarium product you bought. That helped me a lot on what to not buy, I think this will help.
Where did you find them that long?I'm going to stay somthing really cheap and overlooked but I use it very often.
That is a pair of aquaone easy reach tongs. I think mine are 70cm and allows me to reach the bottom of my deeper tank with ease to grip and move things without getting wet hands or arms. I use everyday or for feeding worms to my axolotol.
That reminds me! Seachem Prime is one of the best products I’ve ever used. I wasn’t introduced to it long ago but I quickly got hooked into using it because it dechorinates large volumes of water in such small doses.Dechlorinators probably the biggest game-changing product ever on the market, though.
I agree! I shop ebay and Amazon for them and buy 20 at a time when I find a good price.Simple and cheap but I really like WonderShells. Most calcium substitutes/additives are full of chemicals and looked awful to put in my water, but my nerite was starting to suffer because he needed more calcium to keep his shell strong these are something nobody ever seems to have heard of and they never make my water cloudy, have never irritated the fish, and always keep my snails healthy
For my main tanks I use and continue to use Eheim canisters.I've had Eheim canister filters that lasted over 17 years. They were very expensive [roughly twice what Fluval and Magnum cost]. It was also the quietest filter i've ever owned. I don't think this is very valuable info today as i don't know if they even make these in Germany anymore. Aqua Clear hang on filters have been very reliable for me also.
I actually plan a decent sized cave or piece of driftwood in a central location in my tanks to counter the sand valleys and whatnot. What i use one of my collander for, because it is one of those that is basically a handle with stiff window screen attached, is rinsing new gravel. Pour a couple pounds of gravel in it, rinse well with hot water, shake, repeat, and get all that dust n stuff off then pour gravel into a bucket ir the tank and pour new in. Works great at keeping the gravel out of drains, and you keep your hands and shirt relatively dry in the process.Probably the most helpful tool that I use is a colander to disperse water being poured from buckets into the tank at the end of the WC.
The distance and different levels of my house from where my tanks sit and my water source is means that I can't use a python. In a planted tank with sand, pouring the water in can uproot plants, create sand valleys, and get sand on decor. The only way to not have that happen is to pour it super slowly, which my arms and back are not built for.
Enter the simple kitchen colander. It doesn't matter how fast I pour...as long as I keep the water from sloshing over the sides of it, the water gets dispersed so well that the flow below the surface is minimal.